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Friday, July 3, 2009

KariOkie Cafe and Bakery (Bixby, OK)

Restaurant: KariOkie
Location: Bixby, OK
Number and Size of Rings: Huger than huge plate of thin rings, served with ranch
Cost: $3.99 for a solo, $5.99 for a duet (what we got)
Congratulations to KariOkie, because their Onion Strings are probably the best onion rings I have ever had in Oklahoma. The onions are sweet, the rings are cut thin and crispy, and they are full of perfect seasonings. They are totally addictive. They are thicker then the thin strings I've seen other places. . . in my book, they are just the right size cut to balance coating and onion. No matter how big of a plate they put in front of me, I probably could have eaten ALL of them if I sat there long enough. But, I ordered some other food and ate that, too. But nothing was as good as the onion rings. On the menu, it states that the rings are "reminiscent of the 'Restless Ribbon'," which is an old restaurant that I don't know about because I just moved here from Arizona, but any hand-me-down recipe is a good recipe.
I didn't know that KariOkie wasn't a bar. I honestly didn't. But, they don't even serve alcohol. They are a diner in the traditional American sense, with a karioke machine, and lots and lots of cakes and pies.
And please don't tell my 4th of July dinner guests that the peach pie I am serving them isn't homemade. . . it's from KariOkie.
KariOkie Cafe & Bakery on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

charlestace said...

The "Restless Ribbon" allusion refers to the days of yore, when all of young Tulsa cruised south Peoria in Tulsa: the "Restless Ribbon." And the center of activity on the "ribbon" was Pennington's Drive-In. These onion rings are said to be made according to the old Pennington's recipe. And if they have successfully duplicated the Pennington's style, then you have eaten the finest onion rings I have known.